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Readaptation of Malay vernacular architecture for indoor thermal comfort in modern masjids towards a sustainable design

Mohd Nawayai, Siti Salwana and Denan, Zuraini and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita (2020) Readaptation of Malay vernacular architecture for indoor thermal comfort in modern masjids towards a sustainable design. Planning Malaysia, 18 (2). pp. 158-169. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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The earlier masjid architectural styles were similar to Malay vernacular houses and evolved with the introduction of the modernist style. This resulted in increased energy consumption. Hence, a proper set of thermal comfort is important to provide a suitable environment for the masjid’s occupants. The vernacular characteristics in the passive designs have caused designers to find solutions towards sustainable designs. Therefore, designing a good thermal performance building can be done by readapting the Malay vernacular architecture and passive design strategies for modern masjids. This paper is aimed to document the literature and potential case studies in identifying the relationship between the design of Malay vernacular and thermal comfort elements in a hot and humid climate. The outcome is to formularize requirements of thermal comfort in Malay vernacular masjids based on four major factors namely i) architectural qualities, ii) construction systems, iii) structural components and iv) non-structural components. The research is intended to change the approach of future designers to become more sustainable based on the application of passive designs that suit the climatic condition of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2996/80531
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heritage, Façade design, Thermal performance, Ventilation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Mrs Zuraini Denan
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 11:08
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 15:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80531

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